August 12, 2013

Print text from an Android phone via NFC to a thermal printer

Although the technology has been around for a few years, it isn't too often that we see a project that mixes Arduino, an Android phone and the NFC wireless system. However the following project by Instructables user "xiaobo__" has broken the drought with their "Paper Man" project. Although it doesn't seem to have much real value as an object, there's a lot to be learned about coding for NFC with the Arduino and Android platform - and the results are a bit of fun, for example:

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